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Rural Utilities Service: Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program Guidance

by Timothy Tiernan on June 12, 2014
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Telemedicine, teleconferencing with a doctor and patient and nurseRecently the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. This program provides funding for projects in highly rural, economically disadvantaged locations to develop and expand distance learning and telemedicine capacity through the acquisition of equipment, instructional programming, and technical assistance for using eligible equipment. Applications for this grant opportunity should be submitted through Grants.gov by July 7, 2014.


Examples of Awarded RUS DLT Programs

Distance Learning:

  • Sharing teachers between different educational locations
  • Connecting students at a distance to two- and four-year colleges
  • Dual credit, advanced placement distance learning classes

Telemedicine:

  • Telestroke, telepsychiatry, and telecardiology programs
  • School-based health centers
  • Connecting specialists in urban areas to rural clinics and hospitals
  • Providing telehealth services to correctional facilities

To read details on DLT success stories of enhanced educational and health care opportunities for rural residents across the United States, refer to this link.

Get the Road Map 

If you are interested in pursuing this grant, read the road map for this program by clicking the button below, and contact us ASAP for application assistance:

USDA RUS Distance Learning and Telemedicine Road Map

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